David Robertson injury: Yankees reliever battling a sore hamstring

USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees set-up man will miss the team's series against the Oakland Athletics.

New York Yankees relief pitcher David Roberston is dealing with a sore hamstring, and will be unavailable to pitch over the weekend against the Oakland Athletics. Robertson injured his leg running to cover first base on Wednesday.

More Yankees: Pinstriped Bible

The injury-plagued Yankees are hoping that Robertston can avoid a trip to the designated list, as the team recently placed reliever Joba Chamberlain on the 15-day DL. Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Kevin Youkilis, Francisco Cervelli, Michael Pineda, Ivan Nova and Derek Jeter are all currently on the DL for the Yankees, so the team can ill-afford another key injury.

Despite the fact that New York has many important pieces currently unable to play, the team has started the season well. The Yankees went 17-10 over the first 27 games of the season, and the bullpen played a key role in the team's fast start. Chamberlain had thrown eight straight scoreless appearances, while Mariano Rivera has been perfect in 11 save opportunities this season.

Robertson had also pitched well out of the bullpen as the set-up man for Rivera, posting a 3.86 ERA in 11.2 innings. The right-handed reliever looked dominate in 12 appearances, as he struck out 13 batters and only walked two.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi told the media that he didn't have a set plan for getting the ball to Rivera, but that he planned to "mix and match" his relievers based on matchups.

Mlbdd-twitter-insert_medium

More from MLBDD:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker